subsequence

1
[ suhb-si-kwuh ns ]
/ ˈsʌb sɪ kwəns /

noun

the state or fact of being subsequent.
a subsequent occurrence, event, etc.; sequel.

Nearby words

  1. subsea,
  2. subsecretariat,
  3. subsection,
  4. subsegment,
  5. subsellium,
  6. subsequent,
  7. subsere,
  8. subserous,
  9. subserous plexus,
  10. subserve

Origin of subsequence

1
First recorded in 1490–1500; subsequ(ent) + -ence

subsequence

2
[ suhb-see-kwuh ns ]
/ ˈsʌbˌsi kwəns /

noun Mathematics.

a sequence obtained from a given sequence by selecting terms from it and placing them in the order in which they occur in it.

Origin of subsequence

2
First recorded in 1940–45; sub- + sequence

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British Dictionary definitions for subsequence

subsequence

/ (ˈsʌbsɪkwəns) /

noun

the fact or state of being subsequent
a subsequent incident or occurrence
(ˌsʌbˈsiːkwəns) maths a sequence derived from a given sequence by selecting certain of its terms and retaining their order. Thus, 2, a 3 > is a subsequence of 1, a 2, a 3 >, while 3, a 2 > is not

Word Origin and History for subsequence
n.

c.1500; see subsequent + -ence.

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